Neurology, Neurosurgical and Spinal Surgery

Kidd ward is a 28 bed unit offering all private rooms, and is one of South Australia’s largest providers of neurosurgical and spinal surgery specialising in all aspects of general neurosurgery and diseases of the central nervous system.

Our dedicated surgeons, specialised nursing staff and expert allied health team are here to support all aspects of your clinical care, both elective and emergency.

Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Treatment and management of spinal disease
  • Degeneration, tumour, deformity
  • Complex spinal surgery and spinal trauma
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Brain tumours/neuro oncology
  • Concussion Clinic
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • TIA services

TIA services

Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) “mini-stroke” can serve as both a warning and an opportunity – a warning of an impending stroke and an opportunity to take steps to prevent it. Calvary Wakefield Hospital offers a rapid assessment service for people who have had a TIA  supported by our team of dedicated neurologists and neuroscience trained staff. Access to this service is via your GP with a direct referral to either Dr Andrew Lee, Dr Rey Casse or via our Emergency Department.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 1, Calvary Wakefield Hospital

 24/7

 08 8405 3333

 

The Adelaide Concussion Clinic – giving peace of mind

This is the first private comprehensive clinic in Adelaide to manage concussion injuries from sporting injury. The serious short and long term consequences of concussion, a type of head injury, are increasingly being recognised. This clinic focuses on providing initial assessment and management of concussion and also the longer-term problems that may occur. Appropriate advice about returning to work, school and back to sporting activities is given. This clinic at Calvary Wakefield Hospital is a collaborative effort between Wakefield Sports Clinic and Adelaide NeuroSpine and Brain. The Wakefield Sports Clinic doctors are already very experienced in dealing with concussion following sporting injury, but now in collaboration with Neurosurgeon Dr Matthew McDonald, a comprehensive service is available to give you peace of mind.

Patient’s will also have early access to MRI if necessary, as well as neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. Within the next 12 months we also plan to add functional MRI assessments. This will better detect cognitive deficits and help tailor rehabilitation.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 1, Calvary Wakefield Hospital

 9am-5pm

1800 888 925